Getting Active In Havant - The Directory Group

Getting active in Havant

Youth and community development charity Active Communities Network hosted the Big World Impact (BWI) Project Summer multi-sport event, with Havant MP Alan Mak on hand to give out prizes to some of the youngsters.

The event celebrated the work taking place in Leigh Park and showcased ACN’s partnership working with Hampshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner and the Asda Foundation, demonstrating how their support and funding is creating increased outcomes for young people and the community.

The action-packed day included a football tournament between BWI participants aged 13-18 and the Havant Neighbourhood Policing Team, street cricket in partnership with Hampshire Cricket Board and performances by two dance groups.

Two special sporting guests also helped to run sports sessions. Joel Mclntyre, a professional boxer from Leigh Park, and Katy Sexton MBE, former swimming world champion, who was supporting the cricket session.

At the end of the day, a medal presentation was held to reward those who took part in the activities and football competition. Certificates were also presented to young people who have completed their Sports Leaders Level 1, Dance Leaders and Tennis Activators courses.

Mr Mak handed out some prizes alongside guests including Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane, local councillors, the Asda Foundation and local Asda Stores, Hampshire Cricket Board.

For more information about sessions in Leigh Park, call 02392 222 127 or email

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley